LAFAYETTE, La. -- Elfrid Payton scored 24 points and Shawn Long added his sixth straight double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds as Louisiana-Lafayette dominated North Texas 105-74 Wednesday night.
Bryant Mabamalu added 18 points to help Louisiana-Lafayette (8-15, 4-8 Sun Belt Conference) snap a three-game losing streak and hand North Texas its biggest loss of the season.
Trailing 45-37 at halftime, North Texas (8-15, 3-9) got within four, 47-43.
The Ragin' Cajuns, who cracked 100 points for the first time since 2004, used an 11-2 run to make it 58-45.
After cutting the lead to 10, 71-61 with 9:14 left, Louisiana-Lafayette pulled away with an 18-0 run to go up 28, 89-61 with 4:53 remaining. Long made a 3-pointer during the stretch and Elridge Moore ended the spurt with a dunk.
Louisiana-Lafayette shot 62.9 percent (22 of 35) in the second half.
Jordan Williams scored a career-high 31 points for North Texas.
The family of former Houston Astros owner Roy Hofheinz wants a court to require the University of Houston to keep his name on the school's basketball arena.
Michigan has hired assistant basketball coaches Billy Donlon and Saddi Washington.
Duke and Cincinnati, 2016 NCAA tournament teams, highlight the eight-team field for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.
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